Branching Patterns in Nature
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Branching Patterns in Nature March 3

Branching Patterns in Nature March 3

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274 Old Short Hills Rd.Short Hills, NJ 07078 Map

For students aged 11-12.
This workshop will focus on the beauty and intelligence of branching patterns found in nature: from leaf veins and root systems, to corals, mineral dendrites and a single brain neuron. Participants will observe and sketch from specimens, then create a wire tree sculpture modeled after these growth patterns.
$25 per student

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Karen Fuchs graduated from Moore College of Art with a BFA in textile design. After having a weaving studio in Princeton, NJ, she worked professionally in interior architecture in NYC for several years selecting finishes and furniture for interiors, taught color and materials at Pratt in Brooklyn and surface design at Douglass College/Rutgers. Karen now teaches art and design to children and adults, and has developed curriculum that focuses on organic forms, patterns and structures in nature. She leads workshops on integrating art and science, design thinking, STEM education and making connections between the natural and the man-made world. She teaches at art museums, schools, arboretums, historic parks, and summer programs. Her own work includes home textiles, cyanotype, printmaking, collage, sculpture and assemblage.